Fictional Twins [Random Pop Culture Top…Twelve]

Welcome to a Random Pop Culture Top 10! Though in this case, it’s a Top 12. But to be honest, it’s not really a Top anything. More of a Random Twelve–twelve examples that came to mind, listed in my ascending order of preference. Indeed, one of them especially is pretty bad–a strong contender for a “Bottom 12” list.

In any case, the topic today is Twins in Fiction.

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Doctor Who & Star Wars–Non-Existent Crossovers (Fifth Doctor)

Doctor Who has been on (and off) the air since 1963, with a myriad of adventures showing the Doctor and his companions traveling to endless corners of the universe.

(Daily Doctor Who #101)

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47 Movie Blogs #18 – Female Movie Heroes that My Daughters Can Look Up To

I am a father with three daughters, and ever since I’ve had daughter I’ve become much more aware of how awkwardly, often how outright badly, women are depicted in movies (and also TV and comics).  Even if they are strong characters with compelling stories, the visual representation is often intentionally suggestive.  Take a look at Star Trek Voyager‘s Seven of Nine, for example.  Great character, but for goodness sake, could you just put on a jacket? Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #18 – Female Movie Heroes that My Daughters Can Look Up To

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Familiar music.  Opening crawl. Starfield.  Someone shoots a blaster, someone turns on a lightsabre, and someone flies a ship.

Is there really any point to a spoiler-free review with a movie like this?  Is my opinion really going to influence anyone’s decision to see it?  It seems to me that some aren’t going to be interested no matter what, while others would go to see it even if it was all about a clown swinging a light sabre at a pinata.




Anyway, let’s proceed with a Spoiler-Caution of “Yellow Alert” on.  We’re not going to mention specific details of major plot points, but if you’re a purist about seeing this movie knowing nothing in advance, than what are you doing here anyway? Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens